To eat or not to eat that is the question, whether to eat a few times a day or six times a day. Alright now that we got a corny line out of the way, lets get down to business. After you’ve mastered what foods are keto friendly and what foods are not keto friendly, its time to decide how much to eat and how often.
From personal experience my meals have varied from four meals a day up to eight meals a day. The deciding factor on whether to eat more or less was dependent upon my activity level and goals. Every persons schedule and activity level varies, so picking the right plan for you is crucial, what worked for me might not work for you.
Here are some basic guidelines that you should consider when deciding how much food you should eat while on the keto diet and how often.
Some of us workout a few times a week and some of us don’t workout at all and live pretty laid back lives. I find that I eat more depending on my workout schedule. When I’m working out 6 times a week which is pretty normal for me, I eat about 4-5 times a day and throw in a few shakes throughout the day. Regardless of activity level the more meals you do throughout the day the better.
When you eat every 2-3 hours you speed up your metabolism and burn fat at an accelerated rate. Your bodies metabolism is like a furnace and you need to keep throwing fuel on the fire to keep it going, you want your metabolism at full blast so that you can get better results. Regardless of activity level I suggest 4-5 meals per day, you’ll see better and faster results when you split up your food intake and you’ll be less hungry as well.
How Much food
Personally the more the better in my opinion , as long as its clean food. Let me repeat that, YOUR FOOD NEEDS TO BE CLEAN. What do I mean by clean? I’m talking about real food. Food that you need to cook or you can eat raw like an avocado or nuts.
To tell you the truth most people can’t gain excess fat by eating too much clean food. Most peoples unwanted weight gain comes from eating processed foods and junk foods. I have yet to see someone who eats 100% clean food and is obese. Some people might claim they don’t cheat on their diet but the results would beg to differ.
The perfect combo
I’m always going to advocate physical exercise and clean food as the main staples on your fitness journey. Anyone telling you different is full of it. Before you take supplements or unnaturally enhance your body you need to master these two things. Experiment with your bodies metabolism and workout schedule until you see the desired results and remember the more meals the better as long as its clean food. I have found that for my body and most of my clients body types, 4-5 meals is ideal and increasing meals based upon hunger and results is crucial to continue physical progression.